For those of you who are staying in Rome during the summer below is a list of a few swimming pools in and around the city.
Aquapiper. Water park with wave machines, slides and pools. Via Maremmana Inferiore (Guidonia). Infoline. 0774326538. www.aquapiper.it. Daily 09.00–19.30.
Hydromania. Water park complete with water slides, pools and a mini-club. Vicolo Casal Lumbroso 200. Tel. 0666183183. www.hydromania.it. Mon-Fri 09.30-18.30, Sat-Sun 09.30-19.00.
Blue Wave Team. Outdoor pool offering a variety of activities from fitness and aqua gym to diving and water polo. Via del Mare 128, Lo Sporting Club Ostiense. Tel. 065923306, 3207123510. www.bluewaveteam.it. Daily 09.00-20.00.
Piscina delle Rose. Olympic size pool complete with fitness and beauty centres, a bar and a restaurant. Viale America 20, Eur. Tel. 065926717. www.piscinadellerose.it. Mon-Fri 10.00-22.00, Sat-Sun 09.00-19.00.
Belle Arti. Very centrally located tennis club with two quiet pools. Via Flaminia 158. Tel. 063226529. www.ctbellearti.it. Daily 09.00-19.30.
Isola Verde. Olympic pool accompanied by a children’s pool which offers aqua gym and swimming lessons. There is also a poolside bar/restaurant. Via di Casalpalocco 89. Tel. 0650911734. www.piscinaisolaverde.it. Daily 09.30-19.00.
Hotel Swimming Pools Cavalieri Hilton. The luxury hotel boasts one indoor and three outdoor pools, including a children’s pool and an adult “pool-with-a-view”. There is also an informal pool bar for drinks and snacks. Via A. Cadlolo 101. Tel. 0635091. www.romecavalieri.it. Daily 09.00-19.00.
Exedra Hotel. Exclusive rooftop pool with bar and restaurant surrounded by a panoramic view, as well as a spa and wellbeing centre. Piazza della Republicca 47. Tel. 06489381. www.boscolohotels.it.
Radisson SAS Hotel. Elegant rooftop pool with restaurant and spa, close to Termini station. Via F. Turati 171. Tel. 06444841. www.rome.radissonsas.com. Daily 12.00-20.00.
Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi. Five-star luxury hotel loacted near Villa Borghese with a fabulous outdoor pool, fitness and beauty farm. Via G. Fresco Baldi 5 (Villa Borghese). Tel. 06854421. www.parcodeiprincipi.com.